Christopher Florio

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New York's oldest witchcraft store still casting its spell after 34 years

Need some supernatural aid to change your luck? Enchantments in the East Village offers candles, books and incense to work some positive magic<p>Enchantments, the oldest witchcraft store in New York, has not been open for an hour but already it’s buzzing. A middle-aged man in a neat blue dress shirt, …

How NASA Pulled off the Craziest Stunt on Mars, From the Guy Who Led the Team

Just a normal interplanetary jaunt involving supersonic parachutes and Sky Cranes.<p>When it comes to outrageous stunts, Evel Knievel has nothing on the Mars Curiosity rover. On August 6, 2012, this robotic daredevil hurtled into the Martian atmosphere at 13,200 miles per hour, deployed a supersonic …

On Being a Spiritual Warrior: 10 Truths.

I cannot count the number of times in a yoga class that I have said, “Let go of that which no longer serves you” or start with “letting go of …

Bamboo Mathematicians

In the late 1960s, a species of bamboo called <i>Phyllostachys bambusoides</i>–commonly known as the Chinese Mainland Bamboo or Japanese Timber Bamboo–burst into flower. The species originated in China, was introduced to Japan, and later into the United States and other countries. And when I say it …

12 Facts Every Lilac Lover Should Know

Don't miss them! Their time is fleeting...<p><b>1. Lilacs only flower for about three weeks in the spring.</b><p><b>2. ... but some varieties, like the Josee or the Boomerang, will</b> <b>bloom several times during the year</b><b>.</b><p><b>3. Thomas Jefferson loved lilacs — and wrote about them in his gardening book.</b><p><b>4. Some varieties of</b> …

Why is religion privileged over philosophy?

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that, at least in the U.S., and certainly in Canada, the government defers far more to religious beliefs than …

Music Quotes - Here is What Great Philosophers Thought of Music

While philosophers and scholars of the pre-modern era kept studying music from an harmonic point of view and often delved deeper into the concept …

German Philosophy

I am horrified at what goes on in philosophy departments, personally [Pharyngula]

A couple of vegetarian philosophers with no knowledge of biology are alarmed…no, <i>horrified</i> at what’s going on out there in the wilderness.The animal …

Ethics

Ascension waves

Raising your vibration<p>We are without a doubt living in one of the most potent times in the history of this human experience on earth. Everyone is …

The Philosophy Of Star Trek: Is The Prime Directive Ethical?

Within the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, the Prime Directive is a crucial regulation that is binding on Starfleet personnel. How well does it work as an ethical rule?<p>The Prime Directive (officially Starfleet Order 1) is a prohibition on interference with the other cultures and civilizations representatives of …

Star Trek

When God Changed With Me

"I can feel Your love in this place ~~" the chorus blasts at full volume, skilfully performed by the worship band on stage.<p>I felt nothing. No matter how many times they repeated the musical phrase, each time with increasing resonance complete with climactic chord changes, I felt nothing. I fiddled …

Why does everyone, of every faith and none, feel immortal? – Natalie Emmons

What happens to people after they die? Do the deceased live on eternally as spirits? Are loved ones reunited in heaven? Or do personal memories, …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Singularity